Wrestling: Ohio Northern (9-10 Overall) - NCAA III Central Regionals at Crawfordsville, Ind.

Wrestling: Ohio Northern (9-10 Overall) - NCAA III Central Regionals at Crawfordsville, Ind.

Friday-Saturday, February 23-24, 2018, 11 am/10 am - Knowling Fieldhouse, Crawfordsville, Ind.

| NCAA III Central Regional Championships |

This Weekend's Tournament: The Polar Bears will travel west to Crawfordsville, Ind., to compete in the NCAA III Central Regional Championships ... The tournament is a qualifying event, with the top three finishers in each weight class qualifying for the NCAA III Championships on March 9-10 in Cleveland ... Six wrestlers will place in each weight class ... In all, 18 schools will compete in the Central Regional, four of which are nationally ranked ... Thus far this season, freshmen Cash Thompson and senior Alex Bair lead the team with 30 wins each ... Junior Clayton Davidson is third at 27-11 and sophomore Nate Barcaskey is fourth at 25-7 ... Last season, senior gavin Nelson (157), sophomore Seth Transue (125) and Barcaskey (285) eacg placed sixth in their respective weight classes.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Wins       Pins       Tech Falls       Maj. Dec.  
1. Bair 30-13   1. J.Thompson 12   1. Caprella 6   1. Bair 4
  C. Thompson 30-17   2. Davidson 9     Bair 6     Andrews 4
3. Davidson 27-11     Bair 9   3. Andrews 4   3. Caprella 3
          C. Thompson 9     Kowal 4     Kowal 3
                          Meyer 3
                          Barcaskey 3

ONU head coach Ron Beaschler: Beaschler in his 27th season at ONU with a 318-224-4 record, a winning percentage of .586 ... He is the all-time winningest coach in ONU history and has the longest tenure as head wrestling coach at ONU ... He was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008 ... He was named OAC Coach of the Year in 1993, 2012 and 2013.